Jill Meredith Curtiss died on November 9, 2012, having been afflicted with Leiomyosarcoma. She was surrounded by her mother, brother, uncle and her loving dog Anna Belle. Jill underwent four years of great pain in order to keep the disease at bay as long as possible. She readily shared her wonderful sense of humor, her incredible strength and her continued sense of optimism, all of which were sources of inspiration not only to her friends and family, but those who met her on her journey.
Born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Jill graduated from University Liggett high school in 1988. She received her bachelors degree in sculpture from Miami University (Ohio), her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University and her Masters of Law from John Marshall in Chicago. Jill practiced law in Los Angeles and moved to Denver in 2012 in order to be closer to family. She was predeceased by her father and is survived by her mother, Beverly, her brother, Brian, her beloved nephew and niece, Evan and Lauren, her Uncle Ron and a multitude of other uncles, aunts, cousins, and relatives including her grandmother, Bernice. Jill was especially grateful for the care given by all who attended her, most especially Drs Forscher and Silberman at Cedar-Sinai and Dr. Pearlman in Denver. Jill was 42 years old.
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